The shadow figure opposite my bed

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For some background I am a 14 year old female, I live in England and have grown up in a house that was built on the land of an old mental asylum. So throughout my life I’ve had many creepy things happen to me, my family and people that just come around and visit. But personally this is the creepiest thing that has happened to me in my house.

It was around July/August 2018, I can’t remmeber the exact time I just know it was in summer, it was just a normal night with me staying up on my phone until the early hours of morning, you know how it is. Up until about a year ago I was never able to sleep in the dark so it was kind of a new thing to me since I’ve always had a night light. So at about 2am I turned of my light and went to sleep.

Then at around 4/5am, once again I can’t remember the exact time, and I woke up to something but I didn’t know what. I looked around letting my eyes adjust to the darkness and I know it sounds so cliché but if you experience it you will know it’s an actual feeling but I genuinely felt like I was being watched and I was so on edge but it was pitch black in my room so I couldn’t see anything.

Then I turned to where my window is and I swear I saw somebody stood there. They were tall (like really tall) and I remember it had a top hat on but I couldn’t really make much of it out because like I said it was too dark so it just looked like a black mass.

Then it moved and I thought I was seeing things so I did all the cliché things like rub my eyes and blink loads of times and I know for a fact that I wasn’t imagining things or that I wasn’t dreaming and this was really happening to me. I kid you not this thing started to walk towards me and it stood right next to where I was lying. Then it leaned over me and I felt it’s icy cold breath on my face. I just froze I couldn’t move or hardly even breathe I was so scared. I didn’t know what to do. After a good 5 minutes of me lying there I managed to go under my covers and cower there for over 2 hours like a little child.

Eventually I got the courage to stick my arm out and reach for my light and I turned it on and when I looked the thing was gone.

Now this is the weirdest part, I went on my phone because there was no way I was going back to sleep again! So I went on YouTube and the first thing on my YouTube recommendations was a video that was posted over a year ago by Shane Dawson, somebody who I never watched before this at all and it was a video about shadow figures. I clicked on the video and watched it and he explained what they were and that some of them wear top hats! I was so freaked out.

I’ve never slept in the dark alone again! I’m too scared it will come back. So I think what I saw that night was a shadow figure and I don’t think I will ever be able to get over it.

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